Possible Testing Accommodations
- extended time
- low distraction environment
- oral testing
- test reader
- use of computer for writing
- large print test
- calculator for math
- electronic speller
- test rescheduling
- sign language interpreter available
- reformatted test
- rephrase questions
- voice calculator
- test scribe
- voice recognition software
- specialized technology available
- Brailled test
Extended Testing Time
Extended time tests may be administered in several ways:
- The student may begin the test with the class and continue beyond the allotted testing period, either in the classroom or in a nearby empty classroom or office. The faculty is responsible for supervising the test in this case.
- The student may take the test at an alternate time and location (empty classroom or office) identified by the faculty. The faculty is responsible for supervising the test in this case.
- The student may use the disAbled Student Support Services (DSSS) testing facility under the following guidelines:
- Test must be arranged in advance to assure that space and proctors are available.
- Test should be taken during the regular testing period for the class unless the faculty approves otherwise.
- Test should be provided electronically (email@example.com) or physically to the DSSS office (ST 267) at least one day in advance of testing. If the test format must be modified (enlarged, recorded, etc.) then the test should be delivered two days in advance and in an electronic format if at all possible.
- Test should have a cover sheet completed by the faculty indicating any special instructions for test administration.
- Testing time will normally be 1 1/2 times the regular testing period, but the Assistant Director or Testing Coordinator has the discretion to extend the time in extenuating circumstances.
- Unless otherwise specified, completed tests will be scanned and returned to the faculty’s email account via Magic Vortex (a secure online file transfer program). Faculty may instead choose to have tests emailed as an attachment or pick them up from the DSSS office (ST 267).
- If no instructions are indicated, then no additional materials will be allowed in the testing room (calculator, notes, etc.)
- The Assistant Director or Testing Coordinator has the discretion of allowing the student to use a computer with spell-check for extended writing, unless specified otherwise.
Separate Testing Location
A quiet, low distraction or a private testing environment may be accomplished by:
- Allowing the student to take the test in a private office or nearby empty classroom. The faculty is responsible for supervising the test. (A busy departmental office, a shared office, or the hallway outside of the classroom are NOT appropriate environments.)
- Using the services of the DSSS testing facility under the same guidelines as extended time testing.
The DSSS office will provide the following test adaptations:
- enlarged copy of the test
- test in electronic text
- Braille copy of the test
- modified test format (one question per page, multiple-choice format, etc.)
- other adaptations on a case-by-case basis
The adapted test may either be returned to the faculty for administration or administered in the DSSS testing facility. Faculty should provide the test to DSSS at least two days in advance to allow time for the adaptations to be completed.
Oral Testing/Test Scribe
A test proctor may be needed to read a test orally and/or write the student's responses in certain situations. Please make arrangements for oral testing/test scribing at least one week in advance so that a room and proctor can be arranged.